Nayeong Kim receives TechnipFMC Fellowship

5/13/2022

Claire Benjamin

Nayeong Kim
Nayeong Kim

Chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student Nayeong Kim, who is advised by professor Xiao Su, was selected for a TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2022-2023. 

TechnipFMC Technologies, Inc. (formally known as "FMC") is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Established in 1963, the TechnipFMC Fellowship supports University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate students conducting research in areas related to the company’s work, including chemical engineering.

Kim is interested in environmental electrochemistry and sustainability, focusing on integrated electrochemical separations and redox-polymer synthesis. She received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University, where she worked on introducing a redox-based continuous electrochemical desalination process with professor Jeyong Yoon. 

The Su research group develops advanced materials for molecularly selective separations and process intensification for energy, environment, and chemical manufacturing applications. 

Through the TechnipFMC Fellowship, Nayeong seeks to develop new energy-efficient electrochemical separation processes for water purification and resource recovery in downstream processes in oil and gas.